Obituaries

Thu
18
Dec

Carolyn Deloris Horton

Carolyn Deloris Horton was born March 16, 1954, to Ralph (Rocky) and Birtty Thompson in Iola, Kans. She departed this life Dec. 14, 2014, in Tulsa at the age of 60 years, eight months, and 28 days. She attended Bristow Public Schools; spending most of her life living in Bristow and Sapulpa. She enjoyed riding her “trike” (three wheeler), shopping, deer hunting, playing golf, gardening, keeping up with friends on Facebook, but most importantly spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by three children, Michael Dewayne Barnes of Kellyville, Clifford Everett Barnes of Kellyville and Lonnie Wayne Barnes of Bristow; two brothers, Ralph S. Thompson of Bristow and Jerry L. Thompson of Kellyville; two half brothers, Rocky Glen Thompson and Roy Dale Thompson both of Bristow; one half sister, Rhonda Kay Thompson; step father, Mike Mondier of Sapulpa; two step brothers, Pat Mondier and Mikie Mondier both of Sapulpa; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Thu
18
Dec

John F. Cheatham, III

John F. Cheatham, III, 79, of Russellville, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville. The son of John, Jr. and Willie (Mabel) Moore, he was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Bristow. John graduated from Bristow High School class of 1953, where he was a star quarterback. He then received his Bachelors of Arts from Oklahoma University. After college John joined the United States Air Force, rising to the rank of captain. He was a test pilot on the North American, F100 Super Saber Fighter jet. He married Patricia Hubbs, on Nov. 19, 1995. John was an accomplished artist, enjoyed fishing for bass, making model ships and being in the wilderness. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Nina Heflin.

Tue
16
Dec

Walter Neill Hays

Walter Neill Hays, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully on Dec. 12, 2014, at the Morton County Care Center in Elkhart, Kansas after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. To the end, Neill was cared for tirelessly and with endless love and affection by his wife Lila, daughter Becki, and the staff at the Morton County Health System. Neill was born in Danville, Ark. on Aug. 24, 1935, to Noble Walter and Teddie Alice (Foley) Hays. Neill was the fourth of six children. The family moved to Letha when Neill started fifth grade and he later attended Seminole Oklahoma High School where he was known as “Squeak” Hays. While attending Northwestern Oklahoma University in Alva, Neill met Lila Lee Goodnight, who would become his wife of 58 years. Four rambunctious boys and finally one beautiful daughter was born to the marriage. After graduating from college, Neill and Lila both entered into the teaching profession.

Tue
16
Dec

Leonard Eugene Carman

Leonard Eugene Carman was born Feb. 27, 1935, to Henry and Gladys Carman in Depew. He departed this life Dec. 11, 2014, at the age of 79 years, nine months, and 14 days. He had lived in the Bristow area most of his life and attended Bristow Public Schools. On April 23, 1969, Leonard Eugene Carmen and Brenda Sue Plum were united in marriage. They enjoyed 33 years together before her passing May 23, 2002. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a retired Welding Inspector. He enjoyed noodling, deer hunting, reading, and tinkering with his old truck that was always a “one of these days I’m gonna fix it up” project. He also liked to play moon with dominos.

Tue
16
Dec

Kay Esther Gilliam

Kay Esther Gilliam was born September 20, 1942 to Harvey and Helen Wadley in Norman. She departed this life, Dec. 13, 2014, at the age of 72 years, two months, and 23 days. She graduated from Bristow High School in 1960. She had been a Bristow/Depew area resident most of her life. On March 2, 1962, Emery Wilbert Gilliam and Kay Esther Wadley were united in marriage in Miami. They celebrated 52 years together this last March. She was raised in town but after she got married she moved to the country where she loved the outdoors. She was a great cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She also enjoyed gardening, but most of all spending time with her family.

Tue
16
Dec

Linda Kay Runyon

Linda Kay Runyon was born Nov. 14, 1946, to James and Evelyn Gower in Bristow. She departed this life Dec. 13, 2014, at the age of 68 years and 29 days. She spent most of her life in Bristow. After graduating from high school she received an associate’s degree from Oklahoma State Tech in 1970. On October 3, 1980, David Runyon and Linda Gower were united in marriage. She was a member of the Bristow Christian Center. She enjoyed sewing, dollhouses, and most importantly getting together with family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, David Runyon of Bristow; one son David Runyon, Jr. of Bristow; three sisters, JoanneYoung of Depew, Marcella Daniels of Bristow, and Louella Eustice of Tulsa; two close friends, June Wright and Shirley Towler both of Bristow as well as several nieces and nephews.

Tue
16
Dec

Ryder James Capps

Ryder James Capps, infant son of Ricky and Sheena Capps entered the world sleeping on Dec. 11, 2014, at 11:43 a.m. He is survived by his parents; older sister, Laylee Capps of Perry; paternal grandmother, Jean Capps of Bristow; maternal grandparents, Jim and Tammy Kelly of Perry; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his sister, Karis Caprice Capps. Graveside services were Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Magnolia Memorial Gardens in Bristow. Memorials may be made in honor of Ryder to Master's Voice, P.O. Box 1193, Bristow, Oklahoma 74010. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hutchins- Maples Matherly Funeral Home.

Fri
12
Dec

Billy Glen Leatherwood, 1939 - 2014

Fri
12
Dec

Nellie D. Frazier, 1920 - 2014

Tue
09
Dec

Larry Joe Prim

Larry Joe Prim was born Jan. 16, 1943, to Jerry Joseph Prim and Euel Agnes Connor Prim in Bristow. He went to be with the Lord at the family  home in Depew on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at the age of 71 years. He lived his life around the Bristow and Depew area after graduating from Bristow High School in 1962. He was a Depew resident for over 30 years. He had worked for Kwikset and other factories in the area during his life. He was currently attending Depew Church of God and had an extensive knowledge of God’s word and truly loved to listen and play gospel music. On Dec. 18, 1990, Larry Joe Prim and Ruth Irene McLaughlin were united in marriage. Larry was a peacemaker with a forgiving heart. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious smile. He loved fishing, cooking, and woodworking.

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